I am a beginning knitter - I’ve made a few baby hats and booties and am finishing my first baby sweater. I want to make Kate’s Cap from Designs by Louise and it calls for 16 inch #7 circular needles and DPN. After reading about Magic Loop I think I might prefer to try that technique over DPN. I don’t have any circular needles at all and I just am not sure what to buy.
So many people here seem to recommend using circular needles over straight and I bet I will agree once I try it. So I am considering purchasing Knit Picks Options set. Do you recommend this kit? But it doesn’t include a 16 inch circular - does that matter? Can I use a larger size or will that mess it up? What about the Clover Bamboo circulars? Are they good for regular circular knitting AND for Magic Loop? The Options seem like a good deal instead of having to run to the store every time you need a different size. But I do tend to make mostly baby size stuff right now so if the lack of smaller length needles is a problem, maybe it won’t be a good buy…